• Short Summary

    Joke story about the end of the world and a solar eclipse

  • Description

    Location: Hamburg, Germany

    Film about a solar eclipse and the end of the world.

    MS. Of a man in a helmet running past a finish line (unconnected to film).

    VS. Wizard type person casting spells. Astrological signs and instruments are shown. VS. Crowds of people. VCU. Of a newspaper article.

    VS. Rough sea scenes. MS. German soldier rowing Kayak through flood water. Aerial view desert during sandstorm. Night shot of busy highway with masses of car headlights as the only visible things. MS. Three young calves running.

    GV of an eclipse and chickens running for cover. GV. Of a beech scene that fades to dark. VS. People doing 'hocus-pocus', casting spells, reading cards. CU. Of a man's forehead. GV. Of a creaking window opening by itself.

    Tracking shot of a lone cameraman in evening dress on the terrace of a large sports stadium with his camera on a tripod waiting. Man walks out of shop with large rubber dingy. VS. People being interviewed. MS. Man on the terrace in evening dress with his camera sitting and drinking champagne. GV. Hundreds of balloons. VS. Of people dancing.

    VS. Of people looking through telescopes. VS. Of a starry night. GV. Interview with an old man who is a a palm reader.

    VS. The cameraman in evening dress, falling asleep; an eclipse takes place; a clock is ticking. The cameraman in evening dress suddenly wakes and a big bang occurs.

    VS. In Hamburg Soccer Stadium of a floodlight football match in progress (Hamburg Sportverein) on a snow covered pitch. Good coverage with slow motion sections, good shots of goals being scored, The scorers are Uire Seeler and Bahre, both are headed goals, and Hamburg Sportverein win.

    VS. The cameraman in evening dress walking home dejected. A plant pot falls off a window sill and narrowly misses falling on the cameraman's head. He picks up a flower and put it into his lapel.

    (FG. COMB)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:38:00 / 01:50:52:00
    UN 3611 D

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